Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Theories of reading should predict reading speed

Denis G. Pellia1, Susana T. L. Chunga2 and Gordon E. Leggea3

a1 Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY 10003.

a2 School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2020.

a3 Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.


Reading speed matters in most real-world contexts, and it is a robust and easy aspect of reading to measure. Theories of reading should account for speed.

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